Japanese Title: Pokémon the Movie!
Original Airdate: November 6, 1998
US Airdate: October 8th, 1999A famous movie director comes to town and everybody wants to be the star. Since he only wants Pokémon in his movie, Ash, Brock, Misty and Team Rocket fight hard to make sure it's their Pokémon that will star opposite Wigglytuff.
- Big Ball of Violence: The movie was supposed to end with a fight between two groups of Pokémon, but devolves into this when Team Rocket gets in the way. Schpielbunk thinks this makes it more entertaining and even decides to join in.
- Hey, That's My Line!: Team Rocket is offended by Schpielbunk's very similar motto.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: The gang comments how great it would be to star in a movie. This episode aired around the same time that Pokémon: The First Movie came out.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Three guesses who Clevon Schpeilbunk is a parody of.
- The Prima Donna: Wigglytuff can be hard to work with.
- Ridiculous Procrastinator: Ash is still finding excuses to not train.
- Shout-Out: One of Schpeilbunk's films is I Saw What You Ate Last Tuesday.
- Show Within a Show: Schpeilbunk's film Pokémon in Love.
- Taking the Bullet: In the film, Psyduck takes an arrow meant for Wigglytuff.
- Throw It In!: Schpielbunk decides to keep the scene with Team Rocket attacking, though he says Glad I Thought of It.
- You Just Ruined the Shot: Team Rocket stumbles onto a film set when trying to steal Pikachu.